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"Matchpix" - August 2014

(P.S: If you access this site via "", please click the "Facebook" icon after you click "HERE" when you want to view the album as that will redirect you to the album, thank you) "I Bianconeri" in Singapore No Carlos Tevez after all ... Juventus are in Singapore for their final leg of the #juvetour and be playing the very first match stage in the new National Stadium. There was a stadium tour earlier of the day before the Singapore Selection had their training on the new surface. The "Grand Old Lady" of Italian football held their one-and-only public training session on the following day (15/8) in front of their adoring supporters. PLEASE CLICK HERE TO SEE THE REST OF THE PICTURES Football Returns to Kallang... (16/8/2014) The sandy surface was the main talking point The much-awaited football match to be play in the new National Stadium took place on 16th of August when the Singapore Selection took on

Stags' title hopes took a dent after 2-0 loss to Warriors

Agu Casmir (left) scored the first goal Tampines Rovers' hopes of retaining the S . League title suffered a massive setback with a 2-0 defeat in the titanic clash against fellow title contender Warriors FC at the Jalan Besar Stadium. Prior to this rain delayed fixture, the Stags were given two opportunities to dethrone league leaders Brunei DPMM from the summit in the recent days, but defeat at home to Tanjong Pagar United that was followed by a draw away against Albirex Niigata (Singapore) had set this "do-or-die" battle for the reigning champions. This televised match was delayed for close to two hours due to the activation of the Lightning Warning System (LWS) because of the downpour around the scheduled kick-off time. Tribute to late Lee Kok Seng The match eventually got off approximately fifteen minutes past nine when the sky cleared up for the match that was preceded by a minute of silence tribute to late Lee Kok Seng, the former national skipper who pas

"Pinball" Duo could be swapping spots after Balestier's comeback 4-1 thrashing of Hougang

This entry supports #mysleagueticket Following their second consecutive defeat that saw them succumbed to a 4-1 loss to Balestier Khalsa earlier at the Toa Payoh Stadium, things aren't looking that positive for Hougang United all out of sudden. Ranked as the dark horses for the intense ongoing title race in recent weeks, this evening's defeat coupled with last weekend's narrow 2-1 loss to Courts Young Lions had seen the Cheetahs dropping points and could be in danger of losing their spot in the top six after tonight's result. At the meantime, buoyed by their gutsy performance against league leaders Brunei DPMM last week on the same ground that resulted a 3-3 draw, the Tigers found themselves right at the doorsteps to join the top echelon of the league with only a handful of games remaining. In short, the outcome of this "Pinball Derby" could alter the fate of either team on where they would head to when the league fixture enters its final "0.5&q

At first, Home shredded apart Albirex before switched off in second

This entry supports #mysleagueticket ( source ) A small hiccup in the second minute that saw Kazuya Okazaki notched in the early lead for Albirex Niigata (Singapore) did not cause much distress to Home United as the latter eventually sealed the game 4-2 at the Bishan Stadium in a mixed outcome. The win by the defending Singapore Cup holders had leapfrogged them over the Japanese club in the league standings by placing themselves on the third spot with merely three points away from league leaders Brunei DPMM who suffered an almost frightening experience by scraping away with a 3-3 draw against Balestier Khalsa in another fixture of the night. The home team gradually got their act together with a kind of football that seems to flow on the ground effortlessly in front of national coach Bernd Stange, who mentioned earlier in a report that the core of the AFF Suzuki Cup would be from the 41 players he brought to the Austrian training trip "unless there’s a player who is shinin

Juventus 5-0 lesson for Singapore on a sandy surface

Andrea Pirlo - the midfield Mozart The locals should be proud of what they have seen in the Singapore Selection side against Italian powerhouses Juventus in the very first football match played in the new National Stadium. A notable performance by Warriors' goalkeeper Hassan Sunny at goal had at least accounted for five saves to deny the "Grand Old Lady" from ripping the Selection apart in the first half. Eventually, the "Bianconeri" did find their way to the back of the net on two occasions through "dead ball" situations credited to the crowd favorite - midfield maestro Andrea Pirlo, who took the honour of being the first goalscorer inside this pristine arena through his efforts in the 16th (free-kick) and 44th minute (penalty). Historical moment - Pirlo scored the first goal  Historical moment - Pirlo scored his second goal However, the same cannot be said for the second period with the Italian side turning on the turbo as early as

Stange's BIG test against "I Bianconeri"

(L-R) Llorente, Buffon and Allegri The Bianconeri arrived in Singapore to conclude the final leg of their pre-season Asian Pacific tour that saw them notched up two victories in Indonesia and Australia prior to their arrival on the sunny island. Following wins against the All- Stars squads of both Indonesian and A-League, Juventus are looking strong to conclude their tour on a high note. Coach Allegri taking questions from press "It has been a good preparation so far for our pre season, and we will have two more weeks to work things out before the campaign." said Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri at the media conference Despite having a short session within hours after their landing and still trying to familiarize with the playing surface, the former AC Milan coach is impressed with what he saw at the new National Stadium, the crown jewel of the Singapore Sports Hub. Gianluigi Buffon - the Azzuri and Juventus skipper Llorente was a World Cup winner


(This press release and depicted image are issued by the organizers of the said match) Juventus will be in Singapore on 16th August Singapore, August 7: Football fans in Singapore can benefit from a National Day Promotion this weekend for the Singapore Selection v Juventus match – to be played at the National Stadium on August 16. Tickets purchased for children will be half price if they are bought with an adult ticket using the promotional code ‘NationalDayPack’ from August 8 to 11. For additional adult/child tickets bought in the same transaction a 10% discount is available. Please refer to the pricing table below. Juventus sent a “come and see us” message to Singapore fans with an eight-goal exhibition in the opening match of their Asia-Pacific Tour in Jakarta on Wednesday. Over 60,000 Indonesian supporters were treated to a night to remember as Juventus turned on the style in their 8-1 victory over the ISL All-Stars. The Italy Serie A champions will


(This entry is formulated based on the press releases issued by various sources related to the 16th August 2014's Singapore Selection-Juventus match with images duly credited) Carlos Tevez is coming (© LaPresse) As we are entering the month of August, we are witnessing a new chapter in the Singapore football history where the new National Stadium, the cornerstone of the Singapore Sports Hub, is due to see its very first football match to be taking place when Italian powerhouses Juventus FC, the defending Serie A champions are due to take on the Singapore Selection on 18th of August. With a star-studded lineup that boasted a sizable number of players who starred recently in the World Cup for their respective countries, the likes of established stars such as Carlos Tevez with new signing Patrice Evra will be part of the 28-man I Bianconeri squad led by new manager Massimiliano Allegri in their Asia-Pacific Tour with games in Jakarta and Sydney ahead of the Singapore showdow